Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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FG Launches National Policy on Ageing

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In effort to provide a sustainable national framework for the care of older persons in the country, federal government has announced that it will soon launch a National Policy on Ageing in the country. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zainab Maina announced this on Tuesday at the opening of a 2-Day National Summit on Ageing and Older Persons, organized by her ministry in collaboration with Dave Omokaro Foundation and other stakeholders, to mark this year’s International Day of Older Persons in Abuja.

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VSO, WARDC mobilise youths for good governance in Ikorodu

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

As a way of promoting youth participation in governance, an international organisation, Volunteer Service Overseas, VSO, is partnering the Women Advocates Documentation Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, on a three-month International Citizens Service (ICS) programme in Ikorodu, Lagos.

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14th Miss Niger Delta Pageant begins December

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All is now set for the 14th edition of the Miss Niger Delta Beauty Pageant show titled, “One Voice for Peace, Empowerment and Transformation”, expected to take place in Bayelsa State in December amid pomp and fanfare.

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Women are key to poverty eradication in Nigeria — Onari Duke

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Onari Duke, the former first lady of Cross River state, is a legal practitioner, an entrepreneur, a certified mediation/dispute resolution consultant and philanthropist. She is the managing partner of the law firm of Duke&Bobmanuel and serves as the executive Chairman of Allied Merchants & Brokers limited, a merchandising and brokerage firm.

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I sold my gold to organise free health programme—Zeenat Kalejaiye

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Zainat-Kalejaye

Alhaja Zeenat Abiola Kalejaiye is an exceptional woman. A sincere pursuer of societal development, the devout Muslim would stop at nothing to ensure anyone that comes her way smiles for life. This trait has trailed her from childhood and doesn’t seem to let go soon. An Islamic lecturer, missioner and businesswoman of repute, Zeenab who is Founder, Al-Ghityath Lil-Muslimat Foundation and Executive Director, Zeekay Vocational Training Centre, ZEVOTRAC, had a chat with Feminista in her Ikorodu office in Lagos where she is saving hundreds of lives from lack.

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Foundation trains 100 people in skills acquisition

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AT least 100 beneficiaries last week went to their various homes with a big smile on their faces after graduating from the first Hon Adewale Olola Benson Foundation Free Skills Acquisition Training programme.

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NAS donates items to support street children

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NAtional Association of Seadogs, also known as Pyrates Confraternity, has reiterated its resolve to working tirelessly and passionately towards the cause of making life meaningful to street children in Nigeria.

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Former street boy recounts experience

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Akintunde Ayeni one of the people rescued from the street, narrated how he lived on the streets for over 20 years after he left home, saying, “There is nothing on the street.”

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As a beauty queen, I love fashionable things

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Stephanie Chijioke-Wabara, is a graduate of Business Management, Middlesex University, in the Emirates.This beauty queen, wife,actress and Business woman is a native of Imo state.

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Gender equality in education has been subjected to much debate —- Adaobi

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Adaobi Alex-Oni has a personality that is predisposed to challenges, creativity. She likes to intellectually stimulate and engage brilliant people from all spheres of life. She is a grass root motivator and the convener and initiator of the ROWEAD and WOW-I initiative

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Fashola tasks women to champion campaign for state police

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First Lady of Lagos State and Chairman, Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola (3rd left) with the awardees: Iya Oge of Lagos, Chief Opral Benson (3rd right); Iyalode of Lagos, Hajia Bintu Tinubu (2nd right); Mrs. Wonu Folami (2nd left); Mrs. Feyintola Muri-Okunola (left) and former Special Adviser on Central Business District, Mrs. Derin Disu (right) during the opening ceremony of the 2014 National Women Conference with the theme, “Embracing and Managing Change”, organised by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) in Lagos.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, SAN, has called on Nigerian women to campaign vigorously for the establishment of a state Police in the country as a means of ensuring their protection and that of their children against abuse saying women issues in crime management had been subordinated by the challenges of insecurity in the country in recent times.

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Remembering Joan Rivers in Words and Comedy

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Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was an old timer who was totally unknown to anyone under 30. She ruled the screens alongside other greats like Joans Collins and Elizabeth Taylor; but she refused to be confined to the past.

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Using women and girls as spoils of war

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Every once in a while we hear cases of different levels of violence against women and girls in the society, and one wonders why such ugly incidences could not be barred in the country, even in the midst of several nice and open opportunities.

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Nigerian women should know their rights – Gloria Egbuji

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Gloria Egbuji

Gloria Egbuji, legal prac titioner and activist has been involved in social works and researches for over a decade. She is currently the executive director of Crime victim’s foundation, with focus on support for victims of crime and abuse of power. Her interaction with victims of crime, practitioners around the globe, law enforcement officials, sociologists and criminologist has added to her vast experience.

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Is polygamy really bad?

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Reluctantly, I wangled through the evening traffic to Bisola’s house. Her younger sister as well as her favourite neighbour were already there, trying to console her. Immediately I walked into her room, Bisola began a fresh round of loud wailing, telling me how her life has been ruined. How all her sweat and suffering in her 22 years of marriage had come to naught. How her husband has exposed her to the hands of her enemies. How she will become the butt of jokes and ridicule among family, friends and even the neighbours. What will she tell the church members? What has happened? I eventually shouted when I couldn’t stand the suspense any longer. Akin has married another woman, she announced. I breathed a loud sigh of relief. Is that all?

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Organic vs Inorganic

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Akinwumi Adesina

Finally, the global reality that is Genetic Modification of food has hit us. The blue-eyed-boy of the Jonathan administration, Agriculture Minister, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has vehemently denied his formally introducing genetically modified foods into the Nigerian market, but he has been accused of being economical with the facts.

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7 reasons to eat better

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Year after year, you make that resolution to lose your gut, amassed by years and years of sitting at a desk, having a baby or drinking too much booze. And you still don’t.

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‘MEMENTO MORI!’

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Roman triumph, a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome was specifically created to extol and publicly celebrate the military achievement of an army commander who had successfully completed a foreign war.

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Facts to know about Ebola

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Ebola-virus

EBOLA hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by one of five different Ebola viruses, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

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Lagos approves paternity leave: Will dads begin to stay home?

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As a final stamp of the State’s reputation as the most gender-compliant state of the federation, the Lagos State Executive Council has approved a new policy that will allow new fathers to take a ten day “Paternity Leave”. As a way to encourage good parenting among its workforce, the state also extended the maternity leave

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Obama inauguration vocalist, Alicia Miles Olatuja, for Lagos Jazz Series

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Alicia Miles Olatuja, (who is) best known for her performance at U.S President Barrack Obama’s inauguration in 2013, is billed to perform at an intimate event on the 1st and 2nd of August, 2014 in Lagos next month , courtesy the Lagos Jazz Series in their tradition of offering entertainment in Nigeria.

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We can never go wrong with agriculture — Hajiya Marie Dugbe

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Nigerian-Sierra Leonean Marie Hassan-Dugbe is a US-trained nurse who has just relocated to Africa after decades of professional practice in the US. Marie says she is in Africa to pursue her dream of bringing solace to women who, according to her, are faced with too many challenges. Dugbe was in Nigeria months back where she met the founder of Uplifting Women through Farming, UWTF, Afoma Adigwe.

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Is curbing sexual perversion achievable?

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Breast-Sucking

A couple of years ago, at a friend’s house in Surulere area of Lagos, a ritual took place every weekend in one of the apartments.

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I want to see women advance in my lifetime —Bello-Jaiyesimi

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Bukola Bello-Jaiyesimi studied Cultural Diversity Awareness in Scotland and this broadened her horizon about the world. The Pan-Africanist and multiple award recipient is a die-hard advocate for the inclusion of women in nation building and mentoring of the younger generation. Bukky, as she is fondly called, is the Founder of Women in Nation Building-WINB and Group Executive Director, DW Realtors, an international real estate development company. Enjoy our chat with her!

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Women’s devt: You’re bound by your contracts, FIDA tells FG

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The Nigerian government has been advised to diligently implement international instruments intended to advance the well-being of women and children.

This call was made at the 50th anniversary of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, organized by the Lagos chapter of the group in Lagos.

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There’s scientific proof women are cleverer than men!

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Vice President Namadi Sambo flanked by the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan (r) and the wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Sambo during the Women National Rally for Peace and Empowerment at the Eagle Square, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Your feelings are hurt and you want your other half to know it, you stamp mind the house, slamming doors, tossing your head and sighing heavily. But he seems oblivious. You move on to the silent treatment and he still carries on as normal.

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‘Women hold the key to Africa’s growth ‘

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Elisha Attai

It is quite soothing to know that the era of women struggling for recognition is waning in Africa, especially with the the likes of Nigerian-born Elisha Attai. The founder of African Women in Leadership Organisation, AWLO, Elisha vehemently believes Africa’s hope for advancement can only be achieved when its women are embraced as partners in progress.

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… And the doctor killed my new born baby —Queen Esther Paul

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I decided to tie the ordeals of the mother and the child together because these they have so much in common. The mother is the host of the embryo and later the fetus which becomes the child.

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Towards ending violence against women

  /   in LipStick, Periscope 12:07 am   /   Comments

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Rape and sexual assault against women in Nigeria have become issues in dare need of global intervention. Although there has been concerted efforts towards protecting the rights of the girl child as well as women in their homes and society at large, there is still much to be done, to put an end to it.

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Kano govt partners Dana on maternal, child health

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As part of her corporate social responsibility towards enhancing maternal and child health, Dana Drugs Limited, earlier this week, de-wormed about 5,0000 school children in Kano Stat

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Women like soccer too!

  /   in LipStick, Sports 11:08 pm   /   Comments

: Fans Arlete (L) and Vana pose with a Brazilian flag prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening match Brazil vs Croatia in Heilbronn, Germany, on June 12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DPA / SEBASTIAN KAHNERT +++ GERMANY OUT

It’s another world cup, and this time, it’s in Brazil, the street party capital of the world except now they are pretending not to be in party mode (what with all the demonstrations and all). It can only be expected that there will be big hair, pouty lips and miles of flesh in abundance. Not only are Brazillian women famed to be some of the world’s most beautiful, they are also the women who have had the most plastic surgeries. As the football goes on, a million and one side shows carry on simultaneously, mostly involving dance, cavorting and ‘behind-the-scenes’ action.

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There’s no harm in marrying at 17 — Maryam Abdullahi

  /   in Feminista, Woman 9:00 pm   /   Comments

Maryam Abdulahi

Foremost peace and development advocate, Dr.(Mrs.) Maryam Abdullahi, a delegate at the on-going national conference, is the founder of Women for Peace in Nigeria, WOPIN. In this interview, the 2012 winner of the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award speaks on her advocacy work, childhood, early marriage and solutions to insecurity challenges in the country.

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